Lent comes but once a year for even the most devout Catholic, but for Watertown’s Danne Dzenawagis, it has become a way of life – despite being a self-described “lapsed Catholic.”
Like many of us, Danne Dzenawagis makes New Year’s resolutions that she has a hard time keeping, but she has taken her effort online in the form of a blog, which recently was nominated for an award from a national magazine.
In 2008, the 27-year-old East Watertown resident made the decision to take her resolutions and devote an entire month to each one. Raised as a Catholic, Dzenawagis has always given up something for lent because she “likes the challenge of giving something up.”
“There were so many things I wanted to do and I didn’t know how I would be able to get them all done, so I broke them down into something manageable,” Dzenawagis said. “It’s a good way to discipline yourself.”
As many of you know, before I got into PR I was a reporter for the Watertown TAB. Well, I loved Watertown — and reporting — so much that I wanted to keep writing when I could. I’ve been lucky to work with Patch editor Charlie Breitrose who is letting me contribute to Watertown Patch.
Danne has a really cool blog, and I hope you will read my story and let me know what you think!